Monday, April 7, 2014

Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard

Troop, the best coon dog in northwest Alabama, was laid to rest in the 1930s, at what is now the Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard. In 1937 Key Underwood gave his dog the best burial place he could think of -  a popular hunting camp for coon hunters and coon dogs. It was a private place where dogs and men talked strategies and told tall tales.   Since then, 185 coon hounds have been buried at the cemetery.

Some headstones are traditional granite,
others molded from metal or cut from wood, all personalized.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful place and love the idea that they are laid to rest in the area that they hunted in.